A variant from our Velvet Merkin, Molé Merkin was inspired by the traditional Mexican dish, Molé. We added dried Puya chili, cinnamon and cocoa nibs from the Dominican Republic to a Brandy barrel aged version of our Velvet Merkin. The chili adds a spicy yet approachable heat with rich dark berry fruit flavor. The addition of cocoa nibs helps balance the heat from the peppers, adding to the mouthfeel. The result is a complex yet delicate beer with flavors of earthy chili pepper, cinnamon and cocoa.